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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
. also in the program, the u.s. congress bars to build chinese telecom companies from takeovers or mergers. it's as there are security threats. a warning on afghanistan's future. in the report forecasts collapse and even civil war after foreign forces have left. it's midday in london, 7:00 in the evening in beijing, 7:30 in the morning in caracas. hugo chavez has extended his 14- year grip on power in venezuela. the vote was his narrowest victory, but it gives him another six-year term to continue venezuela's socialist revolution. his victory may irritate his detractors in washington and elsewhere. the votes pit the president against the young candidate henrique capriles, who vowed to open the country to private investment. now this report from caracas. >> this had been billed as a tight race. but the results came quickly in the end after the final polling stations had closed and gave hugo chavez a 10-point lead. >> to those who promote hate and social poison and those always drawn to deny all the good things that happen in venezuela, i invite them to dialogue, debate, and to wo
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
its missiles can now reach the u.s. mainland. >> next time it's for real. the -- they vow to go faster and further than before. it's midday in london. angela merkel has just arrived for her first visit in five years in greece. the greece she will see this time around will see people mired in -- some of the anger is toward angela merkel. so why is she there? here's our correspondent. >> she arrived for her first visit to greece in over five years. touching down in the euro zone's most indebted nation. she stayed away before critical of the slow performance but now a show of support. large parts of athens were cordened off. a sign of the rage against a leader many see as driving the painful spending cuts. protests before her arrival had banners and slogans against angela merkel. germany has insisted on those cutbacks before austerity relief was given. >> we want to form a strong partnership with especially germany. >> it was the greek prinal minister's visit that laid down citizenshiplations. for the prime minister, seeking to rebuild greece's credibility, it's of huge importance. from o
Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
's look at some other stories making headlines around the world. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has said that she accepts responsibility for security failures at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the building was attacked and a full you are american citizens, one of them the u.s. ambassador, was killed. she said she was focused on cracking -- tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. the captain of a cruise ship which sank off the coast of tuscany has arrived for the second day of the hearing. these accused of multiple manslaughter charges after 32 people died on the costa concordia when it ran aground. in cambodia, people have been mourning the death of the former king who died in beijing on monday. officials expect thousands to line the streets when his coffin is taken from the airport to the royal palace. we have seen droughts in the u.s., rainfall being poor in rarussia and a dry monsoon in other areas. this affects what we eat. it's a world food day today and we are looking at how different countries are coping with rising food prices. first, argentina.
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
. a thousand page report from the u.s. anti-doping agency on how the seven times tour de france winner got away with it. >> it paints an undeniable web of, unfortunately, the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program we've ever seen a team run. >> hello, with the world of news and opinion. also in the program, the airport drama that escalates tensions between turkey and syria. and from moscow and damascus flight that had illegal cargo. the young pakistani girl shot by the taliban because she campaigned for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de france seven times
Oct 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
comes out fighting in the second debate of the u.s. presidential campaign. he was playing catchup afternoon mitt romney's performance in the first. >> i had a question, how much did you -- >> do you want me to -- >> you will get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. >> mr. president. i'm still speaking. >> i'm sorry. >> hello and welcome to gmt. i'm george al guya. the new round sparked in america. two servicemen accused of remain. >> and cambodians pay their respect to a man who died on monday. >> it's midday here in london. 6:00 p.m. in -- and early morning in new york where the spin doctors have been hard at work after the second debate in the second debate of the presidential campaign. barack obama came out fighting, because he had to. the debate comes at a crucial time. he has seen support drop in a swing state. >> if barack obama was listless in the first debate as many commentatorsal suggested that behind the traditional handshake with his challenger this time, was a president clearly more determined. that that was no mariano rivera evident than when mitt romney accu
Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
him as a stabilizing figure. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton promised american help into the car bomb investigation. such support may by the government times for now, but it's not likely to survive with violence in the streets. >> let's take a look at some other stories making headlines. the cuban revolutionary leader fidel castro has appeared to refute rumors that he's on his deathbed. photographs of the former leader appear in state media holding a copy of friday's newspaper. he said he was releasing a photograph to show how dishonest the rumors were. he says that he feels fit. the british high commissioner in india, the british government suspended ties with a person allegedly complicitous in riots which killed thousands of people. in south africa, the inquiry into the shooting a 34-by police has resumed. the violence took place at a strike at the plant in the mind in august at the marikana mine. it was adjourned to allow family members and victims to attend the funeral. the lance armstrong doping scandal, the governing body of the cycling world is announcing whet
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
coast of u.s. to restore order is overwhelming. the mayor of new york said that sandy could prove to be the worst storm ever seen on that side of the u.s.. at least 40 people have been killed. president obama's battle with sandy is still very much alive. in just the last hour or so, there has been some indication of a return of normality. there will be extra flights as well to assist stranded passengers. >> a second night in the dark for the city that never sleeps, the manhattan skyline just a shadow of itself. water is still everywhere in the subways and tunnels. above ground, the trains are not running either. >> this is a devastating storm. perhaps the worst we have ever experienced. our first responders have been heroic in saving lives. they are still conducting life- saving search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> all day, people surveyed the damage, the worst of it in the boroughs like staten island. >> when they tell you to stay inside, stay inside. >> sandy is pushing in land, blizzards are paralyzing parts of west virginia and tennessee
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
which perhaps turns the u.s. presidential election campaign > -- ? the first televised debate has been widely judged a triumph for mitt romney, who had been lagging in opinion polls. he has often been called stiff and awkward in public, judy big -- yet he appeared more relaxed than the president. from washington now, this report. >> we welcome president obama and governor romney. >> up close and personal for the first time in the campaign, the president and head in the polls and his challenger under pressure to change the dynamics. it was mitt romney who went on the attack from the start. >> my party is putting people back to work in america. they are suffering in this country. we talk about evidence. look at the evidence of the last four years. it is extraordinary. we have 23 million people out of work under the president's policies and middle-income americans have been crushed. >> the president counterpunched on tax and spending, insisting romney would serve only the wealthiest americans. >> budgets reflect choices. we will have to make decisions. if we are asking for no revenue, the
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
while stranded at sea off north carolina because of the hurricane, according to the u.s. coast guard of. teen-person crew took light jacket and went into the lifeboats -- a ten-person crew. now more from our correspondents. >> hurricane sandy churning waters off the new jersey shore. waves as high as 11 feet predicted at the height of the storm. people are getting out. already battling the bins that are expected to get its ferocious -- get ferocious. transatlantic flights have been cancelled. in atlantic city, people are boarding buses for shelters where they could stay until midweek. the casinos have been boarded up. hurricane sandy is roaring up the eastern coast of united states. it's expected to turn sharply in london sometime today, crashing into a cold front from the west and the north, which will turn it into a monster storm. >> my main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously. the federal government is working with state and local governments. it will be very important that populations in all the affected states take this seriously. listen to your sta
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
as a last ditch attempt to avoid being sent to the u.s., where he faces accusations of kidnapping. the bbc for the spares -- for affairs correspondent is that the high court for us. we seem to have had quite a few less the thames, as we keep calling them. what is the basis of this latest appeal? >> it is on health grounds. a couple of weeks ago the european human rights court had their final say. that four other serious terrorism suspects could be sent to the u.s. to face trial. certainly, a british government officials thought there would be no reasonable grounds to act. the last reasonable grounds that they have are his health. they want this stop so that they can have a stand on, they say that his health is rapidly deteriorated in and has been since 2004. they say that the mri scan it may establish that he is not fit to stand trial in a prosecution. if that were the case, it would be oppressive to extradite him to the united states. it is a very strange argument, but if you cast your mind back, the government ruled that pena shea was not fit to stand trial. in relation to the other susp
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
faced toyota back then. they were fined by u.s. regulators and the company head eventually apologized to the world's. this time the experts say they are doing it right and they are up front and the communication is good. although this recall is a problem for toyota right now, it's not the problem for toyota. >> i think the most serious issue, aside from the recall, is there is a spat with japan and china. we are looking at a situation that's ongoing and deteriorating. toyota's exposure in that market along with the other japanese manufacturers is quite considerable. that will most definitely impact their financials. clerk toyota said sales of its cars in china in september down 40%. >> this will sound like an alphabetical puzzle. bae merging with eadf, the merger deal being on the rocks. >> the british aerospace group and the defense group has been in talks with the parents of airbus. it would be a megamerger to the tune of $45 billion if the two came together, that would be the largest defense group in the world. the board on the british side had long said if we need to a merger, the
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> sandy strikes int he u.s. kills 16 and a surge washes through city is on the east coast. the big apple is a big blackout. the storm sparked fires as well as flooding in at least 50 homes in queens. >> so far this has involved about five buildings. we could not get any apparatus down the block. >> welcome to bbc world news. also coming up in this program, as the economic slowdown goes on, financial heavyweights meet in berlin for a financial solution. we find out how hollywood makes sure some of its blockbusters appear on chinese screens. hello, people come up on the east coast of america, waking up too damaged after storm sandy swept across the region. 16 people have been killed as a result of the storm and 16 million are without power. -- 6 million people are without power. >> hello and welcome to washington on the east coast of america where the devastating power of storm sandy was unleashed last night, leaving millions in new york without power and widespread flooding in lower manhattan. break hasas triggered a majo
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
qaeda's second in command. the u.s. says drones are weapons that limit collateral damage. we met some of those on the receiving end who beg to differ. they have lost 12 relatives between them, all civilians, they insist. he buried two on companies and two cousins. >> when i saw their bodies in pieces, my heart wanted revenge. it still does. >> the remote control killers are president obama's weapon of choice, and not only in pakistan. they hunt down the enemy without boots on the ground. but one former british soldier with fresh and experience -- firsthand experience says drones make it too easy to kill. he was in afghanistan in 2009 monitoring live pictures from a drone. he saw what looked like a man planting a roadside bomb and was about to call in a strike. then someone else appeared. >> the individual who walked up was larger, indicating it was probably a child in the middle of the road playing. at that point, the engagement was called off. it was an unsettling experience. i came close to engaging that target, which was a child. >> at the forefront of opposition to the drones, the
Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> he promised economic development and deterrence through u.s. military strength. his pledge to increase pentagon spending drew this response. >> you mentioned the navy and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. we have things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. we have shipped that go under water, nuclear submarines. >> the dividing lines or dinner on issues like pakistan, afghanistan, and syria. romney tried to turn the debate back to home. >> america must be strong in order to fulfil our role in the world. america must lead. we have to strengthen our economy here at home for that to happen. if you cannot have 23 million people struggling to get a job. >> they remained mostly composed. the president more fluent on issues he deals with day to day, the salinger working hard to sound like the commander-in- chief. and then the closing arguments. >> we have been through tough times, but we always bounce back because of our character, because we pull together. if i had t
Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
. if this goes through the atlantic, it starts to take a curve back and at almost looks like a spoon into the u.s. the mid-atlantic, parts of washington, d.c. and even new york city, that is where part of deterrence and makes an impact with another system hitting the seen, and you'll likely this be a historic storm. >> keep your feet dry but to continue with that thought, because i have heard doom-laden scenarios for new jersey, new york city, with the seriousness of flooding and all sorts of weather friends coming together at the same time. how worried are they up there? >> in my time forecasting, we have only seen this once. in 1991, we had a superstar with two systems mixing together the. energy intensifies as it gets close to the coastal areas, and you push water on top of having six inches falling from the sky, and i don't know that a lot of the cities and low-lying areas will be able to handle it. that is where the doomsday current comes from. we don't see this happen very often. it is a going to go east to west and shove into the u.s., going as far west as even ohio. you will have some sno
Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, the u.s. anti-dumping agency. he did not just say he was innocent. he took a very venomous white superior -- swipes. >> were his runners-up claim? was anybody in this sport really claim? caution that is such a sad question. i've been there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that the time in which he dominated, the entire sport was just as dirty as could be. it was simply leveling the playing field in their mind. and then they compete from there. sadly, 21 of 22 finishers had confessed to doping or link to. there is no deserving bronze medalist horse over a matter less in the wings, and no one is deserving of the honor. people will tell you that the sport has literally come clean and today's athletes should not pay the price for the transgressions of those before. >> he is not going to write again. is it the end for doping in cycling? >> i certainly hope so. history shows us that whatever task is engineered to find out building, there is another drug to outfox the or basket. it has very much of that a cat and mouse game between those that would vote and those that would create
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
of an aging world. the new report that calls upon governments to act now to avoid a crisis in the future. u.s. population is growing faster than any other in the world. we will have reaction from japan, already facing the challenge. hello, welcome to "gmt," with a world of news and opinion. the row over safety standards in the skies above europe. new proposals for flying rules. they're calling it the greatest comeback in golfing history. a european starter has left the american team stunned. midday in london, 8:00 p.m. in tokyo, where the united nations has published an alarming report about the rapidly aging global population. by 2050 there will be more elderly people than there are under 15 and the vast majority will be in poor countries, those least capable of dealing with the demographic time bomb. japan is one country that is already having to face up to the challenge. >> if the rest of the world wants to see what the future might look like, they need look no further than here in japan. their population is already aging more rapidly than anywhere else in the world. 30% of people here are
Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
is just half that of the u.s. that will be one of the biggest challenges facing china's next generation of leaders. boosting domestic consumption will not be easy. it will involve carrying out painful economic reforms. it is a prospect that china must go through in order to ensure more sustainable economic growth. -- it is a process that china must go through. she likes the comforts of life. she spends what she earns and it's fine with that. china will need millions more like her if its economy is to change. bbc news, beijing. >> hundreds of women every year travel to britain for an abortion from ireland. strict controls in northern ireland 150 years. now there's the opening of the first private family planning clinic. a protest of anti-abortion people have been protesting in belfast. how divisive is this new clinic proving to be? >> northern ireland is not used to this. protestants and catholics are adamantly opposed to abortion in any form. 120 people have turned out so far in belfast. we expect more to turn up from the presbyterian church as well. ireland is different from the rest o
Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
living the american dream. he reached the pinnacle of the u.s. corporate world. he was the chief executive of the consulting group mckinsey, he was on the board of directors of goldman sachs at proctor and gamble but in june of this year, that dream turned into an american nightmare for mr. gupta. he faces a judge for sentencing and possibly eight to 10 years in prison. in june he was basically found guilty of passing along company secrets, secrets that he obtained or gathered when he was on the board of goldman sachs. he passed that information to mr. raja rajaratnam, we use that information to perform on the stock market. mr. rajaratnam is serving an 11- ye there were very prominent people who wrote in, like bill gates, the head of microsoft, kofi annan, former secretary- general of the u.n., and their letters were "let me give you a sense of the sky beyond his business career and talk about his humanitarianism." there was another group of letters from family and friends that talked about what a terrific person he was. >> interesting. we are in a very strange time. this iconic
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